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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

It just keeps getting better

The year is now well underway, the 2012 catalog rolling in fast... here's another newbie from the greatest comics publisher in the universe (my words), Drawn & Quarterly: introducing Tom Gauld's Goliath!

It's almost closing time and D&Q creative director Tom Devlin is teaching his Graphic Novel course in the store right now. With his lecturing about Michel Rabagliati's successes right next to my computer, I'm having trouble formulating my own words so I'm going to leave you simply with the book's synopsis and a recommendation to check out Tom Gauld's excellent website and blog. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

A MASTER OF STRIPPED-DOWN, POWERFUL STORYTELLING REWORKS THE DAVID AND GOLIATH MYTH.
Goliath of Gath isn’t much of a fighter. Given half a choice, he’d pick admin work over patrolling in a heartbeat, to say nothing of his distaste for engaging in combat. Nonetheless, at the behest of the king, he finds himself issuing a twice-daily challenge to the Israelites: "Choose a man. Let him come to me that we may fight. If he be able to kill me, then we shall be your servants. But if I kill him, then you shall be our servants."

From one of Britain’s most popular cartoonists, Goliath displays a sensitive wit, a bold line, and a traditional narrative reworked, remade, and revolutionized.


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